Dodge pickup, trailer overturns in Hwy. 53 median near Chetek

A Dodge pickup, pulling a trailer with an ATV on it, rolled over in the median of southbound Hwy. 53, near the Hwy. A bridge on Wednesday morning, Dec. 30. A man in another vehicle traveling with the pickup, said they were returning home from Hayward and heading to Sparta. According to the sheriff’s department report, a couple and two children were in the vehicle. The couple had suspected minor injuries, as well as one of the children, an infant. Only the driver, Lee N. Culpitt, of Sparta, was transported to Bloomer hospital, the report said. Chetek Fire, Chetek Ambulance Service, Mayo Ambulance, Barron Sheriff’s Department, Chetek Police Department and Blackjack Towing responded. Pictured above, the pickup, which was on its roof, is pulled upright by a tow truck. Icy conditions on the road may have been a factor. Photo by Carl Cooley, Chetek Alert